Planning to reseat all brightwork. Looking at my mix matched tiny genoa
tracks. Sad that they do not match my alluring bronze
Murray winches and all the other salty bronze hardware
. Thinking about how handy it was to have a boat
with racer-go-fast toe rail on the complete perimeter, not just for trimming sails
but also for the child safety
net I need to add to the lifelines
Thinking.... wow, would it be nice to have bronze genoa
track on the entire teak
rail. ($$$!?) or just aluminum
I have access to some mill and lathe equipment
. And have a nice old drill press near the boat
I have sources for solid flatbar of silicon bronze (OHH MY GOSH IS THAT EXPENSIVE) and aluminum
bronze (expensive) and aluminum (not bad).
1 - Is aluminum bronze suitable for T-track / genoa track? or must one use silicon bronze?
2 - I often saw folks make 1" T-track by screwing 1/8"x1" flat bar to 1/2"x1/2" square bar. Is this acceptable? Would taking the time to mill it make a far stronger or attractive product?
I feel like it is worth milling but have never owned a boat with the former.
(Disclaimer: I am 100% a function-over-fashion person. Honest. I care not for aesthetics. But, this classy old boat with her bronze and teak
and old curves has made me irrational and foolish)